I had a wonderful time painting with these Queens for Rumeisha’s birthday!
Here is a little something to blow your mind, but put away your 9’s, Im only holding 8’s. Because 7 8 9. Yes, seven eight nine. Yes, seven ate nine. Meaning 8 conquered 9. * lol conquered (. The little asterisk conquered the big parenthesis. hmmm. So yea everything here is meant to be positive. not negative. Not as in 9 “minus” 1. Because that equals *8*. Like this is supposed to be positive. So lets keep it that way. Positive for the Black folks who need to be lifted from thinking that you are so small. Yes, you might be an asterisk BUT you are elevated. You are still on the same level as the parenthesis. And you know what else, you have an advantage. You actually have limbs to fight back with! The parenthesis has none. So yea, Im done. Post if you dare. Rebel without a cause.
The Good Vibe
75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South.
Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.
just some quick pics of my locs at about a month old